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Open Daily 10am to 4pm

Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour

Update

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), our Behind the Scenes tours will not be running until further notice.  

For more information on how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including other Museum event and activity cancellations, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding during what is an unsettling time for all.

What to do

FREE

Tours run daily at 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Please check in at the Welcome Desk (bookings not essential)

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Highlights

  • FREE
  • View additional aircraft, vehicles and engines currently in storage
  • See the work behind the scenes in our conservation workshop

To get the most out of your Air Force Museum experience, take our special 45 minutes guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our Reserve Collection.

The tour involves a short walk, under cover, through the Aircraft Hall to the Reserve Collection space in the Thérèse Angelo Wing.

We can also offer private, tailored behind the scenes tours for groups of eight or more, not only to our workshops and reserve collection, but also to our archives. Visit our Group Activities page for more information.

 

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by Anonymous on Air Force Museum

Great place with lovely tour guides, long history and an amazing collection of airplanes and artefacts.

by Birgit H on Air Force Museum

Absolutely loved it! There are free tours at certain times of the day in which you get to see different parts of the museum. Great tour guides as the are really fun and know a lot of facts about the airplanes and other stuff so they can answer all your questions!

by Isobel Stout on Air Force Museum

Fabulous exhibits but the best part is a free tour guide. These volunteers are the best. I attended a conference here which made for a unique venue. The gala dinner was in the aircraft hall and was spectacular. Plenty to see and do between courses and the dancing!

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Plan Your Visit

Information about opening hours, admission, how to get here and parking.

Open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day)
Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated.

45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch | 03 343 9532

We welcome visitors of all abilities

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